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SCU Grads Among Highest Paid

Santa Clara University’s undergraduate degree recipients earn among the highest salaries of U.S. college or university alumni, according the 2013-2014 College Salary Report survey by PayScale, a compensation-data company based in Seattle.

Santa Clara University ranks 24th out more than 1,000 colleges or universities evaluated nationwide. SCU graduates reported making an average of $53,300 in starting salaries and $110,000 at mid-career. These numbers were better than those reported by graduates from Amherst, Cornell, Dartmouth, and Duke, according to PayScale’s survey.

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Top 40 schools from 2013-2014 College Salary Report:

1 Harvey Mudd College
2 United States Naval Academy (USNA) at Annapolis *
3 - tie California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
3 - tie Stevens Institute of Technology
5 Babson College
6 Princeton University
7 United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point *
8 -tie Stanford University
8 -tie Harvard University
8 -tie Brown University
11 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
12 - tie Colgate University
12 - tie Yale University
14 - tie Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly)
14 - tie SUNY - Maritime College
14 - tie Cooper Union for The Advancement of Science and Art
17 - tie Tufts University
17 - tie Haverford College
19 Washington and Lee University
20 - tie Lehigh University
20 - tie Williams College
20 - tie University of California - Berkeley
20 - tie Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (RHIT)
24 - tie University of Notre Dame
24 - tie Santa Clara University
24 - tie Manhattan College
27 - tie Swarthmore College
27 - tie University of Pennsylvania
27 - tie United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) *
27 - tie Virginia Military Institute (VMI) *
27 - tie Rice University
32 Georgia Institute of Technology
33 - tie Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
33 - tie Cornell University - Ithaca, NY
33 - tie Carleton College
36 - tie College of the Holy Cross
36 - tie Colorado School of Mines
36 - tie Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
39 Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)
40 Amherst College **

* Data represents those in the civilian labor force, not active service members.
** Results based on 2012 data due to insufficient data in 2013.